QOWL

AcronymDefinition
QOWLQuality of Work Life (University of Pennsylvania)
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Results of t-tests revealed no statistically significant mean differences between males and females on QOWL seen by special education teachers (t = -1.
A One-Way ANOVA was administered to help determine the influence of the level of education on the total QOWL subscale score.
Results of t-tests revealed no statistically significant mean differences between mainstreaming and special education school on QOWL seen by special education teachers (t = -1.
Finally, a One-Way ANOVA was administered to determine if QOWL varied according to the level of education.
The evaluation of QOWL may be fundamental for the prevention of work-related diseases and in promoting the workers' health (Fernandes & Rocha, 2009).
This study investigated the QOWL level of Jordanian special education teachers.
The level of QOWL that is rated by Jordanian special education teachers may be hindered by many barriers which teachers face (Cook & Downing, 2005; Al-Natour, 2008; Barth, 2001; Chan, 1998; Durham, 1992; Wilson, 2002; Burke & Greenglass, 1995; Folostina & Tudorache, 2012; Cook and Downing, 2005).
From different angle, results showed that teachers rated " My administrator and colleagues respect me " as the best item of QOWL scale.
Therefore, this status within Jordanian public school could have positive impact on enhancement the QOWL level of special education teachers.
In spite of the conclusion of Toulabi, Raoufi, and Allahpourashra (2013) that the one of the crucial components of working life quality is involvement in decision making, nevertheless the current study shows that teachers rated " I participate in decision making in my school " as the lowest item of QOWL scale.
Interestingly, results of t-tests revealed no statistically significant mean differences between males and females on QOWL seen by special education teachers.
The omnibus ANOVA statistic for this analysis revealed no statistically significant differences that can be ascribed to type of school (mainstreaming and special education school) on the total QOWL.